Décolletage is a French word which comes from a verb meaning “expose the neck”. Our chest area is referred to as our décolletage. It is often the first place to show the signs of ageing, with crepe-like skin and cleavage wrinkles, and it’s also one of the most difficult areas to treat cosmetically.
As we age, our skin has a decrease in collagen production and shows less elasticity. The décolletage is thinner with fewer oil glands so it is more prone to sun damage and ageing and commonly develops wrinkles and thin, crepey skin as we age. Lines and wrinkles on the chest are also more common in women as we age as a result of breast tissue dragging the skin down.
Our top 5 recommendations to assist in preventing ageing in the décolletage are:
- Use a sunscreen on your décolletage everyday
- Stay out of the sun when possible
- Apply topical Vitamin A to the area
- Exfoliate the area weekly
- Be sure to apply serums and moisturisers to the area every time you do it to your face
PRP and the second generation PRF treatments are often used to rejuvenate the neck and chest. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is used to induce a healing response in the skin of the face, neck and décolletage and to promote the development of collagen, making skin look tighter, healthier and more youthful. It Is known to improve skin texture, elasticity and thickness, increase volume and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles, sun damage and scars. PRP has a wonderful reputation to help treat the décolletage area.
As it’s such a notoriously difficult area to treat, we generally recommend going for a PRF treatment. Both PRF and PRP use the body’s own cells extracted from the patient’s blood for rejuvenation, skin maintenance, and to combat and delay ageing. The key reason PRF gets superior results is that it has the added advantage of releasing more growth factors so it goes on working for longer well after the initial treatment.
They are known as the perfect décolletage treatment to target wrinkles, and sagging skin in the face, neck, and jowls. PRP and PRF treatments are used to target décolletage wrinkles, by lifting and tightening the skin from collagen stimulation. This is the perfect décolletage treatment to address wrinkles, and sagging skin in the face, neck, and jowls.
PRP and PRF use your own plasma to stimulate the body’s healing process. The blood is first extracted, it is then spun in a centrifuge machine which separates the platelet-rich cells these cells which are known for wound healing. These cells are then reinjected, improving the quality of the tissue. Cells of the skin need time to improve. Some people see results straightaway and others start to notice the results within a few weeks. Results can last for up to 18 months.
We recommend consulting with your medical practitioner before any cosmetic procedure. Hair Skin Science has clinics Australia wide and has team of Nurses and Doctors who can help you find the best treatment for your concerns.